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Medical student clinical placements as sites of learning and contribution

Elizabeth Molloy, Stephen Lew, Robyn Woodward-Kron, Clare Delany, Agnes Dodds, Mark Lavercombe, Jo Hughson

Medical Education Unit, University of Melbourne | Published : 2018

Abstract

Workplace learning plays a key role in developing work-ready medical graduates. The literature has focussed on how students learn in these complex settings with little research exploring the costs and benefits of student placements for different stakeholders. This study identified the perceived costs and benefits of medical student clinical placements for multiple stakeholders in the healthcare system. It also developed a methodology for identifying the bi-directional impact for learning and contributions. The study, funded by the Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand, was conducted at a large outer metropolitan healthcare service. Data collection included observation of students, acti..

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